Fall 2020 Updates

In this section:

  • MechE Fall 2020 Course Overview
  • MechE Fall 2020 Student FAQ
  • MIT Fall 2020 FAQ
  • Grading Policy for Fall 2020
  • Fall Housing Updates

MechE Fall 2020 Subject Descriptions

The following document provides an in-depth overview of the MechE course offerings for Fall 2020, whether they have required in-person components, optional in-person components, or are fully remote.

MechE Fall 2020 Subject Descriptions

MechE Fall 2020 Student FAQ

The following document will be regularly updated with frequently asked questions regarding Fall 2020:

MechE Fall 2020 Student FAQ

MIT Fall 2020 FAQ

The Institute has prepared the following comprehensive FAQ for students regarding Fall 2020:

MIT Fall 2020 FAQ

Grading Policy for Fall 2020

On July 17, Rick L. Danheiser, Chair of the MIT Faculty sent the following email outlining the grading policy for the fall semester:

Grading Policy for Fall 2020

Fall Housing Updates

On July 18, Suzy Nelson Vice President & Dean for Student Life sent the following email regarding Fall updates and the Student Housing Assistance Review Process (SHARP):

Fall updates and the Student Housing Assistance Review Process (SHARP)


Undergraduate Updates

In this section:

  • MIT Now: Undergraduate Students Page
  • MechE Specific Updates
  • Contact

MIT Now: Undergraduate Students Page

For the most up-to-date information on issues related to undergraduate students, please visit the following page:

MIT Now: Undergraduate Students Page

MechE Specific Updates
This page will be updated with important updates specific to MechE undergraduate students.

Contact

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jared Embelton, Academic Administrator for MechE’s Undergraduate Office at jarede@mit.edu


Graduate Updates

In this section:

  • MIT Now: Graduate Students Page
  • MechE Specific Updates

MIT Now: Graduate Students Page

For the most up-to-date information on issues related to graduate students, please visit the following page:

MIT Now: Graduate Students Page

MechE Specific Updates
This page will be updated with important updates specific to MechE graduate students.

Contact

If you have any questions, please reach out to Leslie Regan, Academic Administrator for MechE’s Graduate Office at lregan@mit.edu


International Students

In this section:

  • International Students Office
  • MechE Specific Updates

International Students Office

For the most up-to-date information on issues related to international students, please visit the following page:

MIT International Students Office

MechE Specific Updates
This page will be updated with important updates specific to MechE international students


Remote Learning

In this section:

  • Remote Learning Website
  • Zoom Guide

Remote Learning Website

Visit the Institute’s best practices for students to help them transition to online learning:

Remote Learning Website

Zoom Guide

  • MIT has obtained a license for Zoom, a video conferencing service, that is available to all MIT faculty, students, staff, and affiliates that are engaged in or supporting MIT’s teaching and learning activities. Zoom enables video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom users may hold a virtual webinar or meeting and share files or use screen sharing to show presentations, applications, or other web sites. MIT faculty and staff may conduct meetings of up to 500 people and other members of the MIT community may conduct meetings of up to 300 people.
  • Access to Zoom is available via https://mit.zoom.us and MIT community members can access the service by authenticating through Touchstone.
  • IS&T offers 24x7 community support for Zoom. Faculty and course instructors who need help facilitating remote classes can send mail to teachremote@mit.edu or call 617-324-3578 (617-32-HELP-U). MIT community members who have questions or need assistance using Zoom can contact the IS&T Service Desk.
  • This Google document provides a comprehensive guide for students to connect and attend classes via Zoom: Zoom Guide for Students

Research Updates

In this section:

  • Campus Operations and Lab Safety
  • Research Updates
  • Research Ramp-up Instructions
  • Working on Campus FAQ

Campus Operations and Lab Safety

Please visit our page on campus operations and lab safety for details on campus access, policies, and how to conduct research safely: [link to page]

Research Updates

For all updates on research policies, please visit the following page:

MIT Covid-19 Research

Research Ramp-up Instructions

Working on Campus FAQ

As some members of our community prepare to return to campus, the below FAQs offer guidance from MIT Medical, MIT Human Resources, MIT Facilities, and MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T). While this guidance is initially meant to inform the return of research staff starting on June 15, 2020, it will apply broadly to all staff, faculty, and students as they return to campus.

Returning to work on campus FAQ


Health and Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. Please utilize the following resources:


Staying Connected

In this section: 

  • MechE Undergrad Slack Channel
  • MechE Community

MechE Undergrad Slack Channel

The MechE Undergrad Slack Channel is also active and you can join through the following link: https://join.slack.com/t/mecheundergrad-mit/shared_invite/zt-eygwcvfr-S2NT2XTg2khueP0nMeSDGg .

MechE Community

If you have an update or experience you’d like to share with the wider MechE community, please email. mecomms@mit.edu .